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State Senator Ron Calderon (left), State Senator Roderick Wright (right) and State Senator Leland Yee (not pictured) were suspended by the state Senate. (credit: senate.ca.gov)

California Senate Erases Websites Of 3 Suspended Lawmakers

The California Senate has erased the names and online archives of three suspended lawmakers entangled in criminal cases.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/07/2014

General Motors CEO Mary Barra testifies before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee on Capitol Hill, April 2, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Senators Accuse GM Of Covering Up Defective Switch

Members of a Senate subcommittee accused General Motors of trying to cover up problems with an ignition switch that is now tied to 13 deaths.

04/07/2014

Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg (credit: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

Senate Democrats Cancel San Diego Golf Fundraiser In Wake Of Criminal Proceedings

The state Senate leader has canceled a high-profile golfing fundraiser in the wake of criminal proceedings against three state senators.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/01/2014

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GOP Move To Expel State Sen. Rod Wright Fails To Gain Traction

A state Senate committee will not consider a Republican resolution seeking to expel a Democrat awaiting sentencing on perjury and voter fraud charges.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/12/2014

Democratic Senator Roderick Wright. (credit: senate.ca.gov)

Democrats Derail GOP Attempt To Expel Convicted Senator

Democrats in the Senate have sidetracked an attempt by Republican lawmakers to expel a senator convicted of perjury and voter fraud.

02/27/2014

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Pellet Gun Proposal Responds To Shooting Tragedies

Senators approved the Imitation Firearm Safety Act on a party-line 22-8 vote, although several senators from each party did not vote. It now goes to the Assembly.

01/28/2014

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State Senate Introduces Bill That Would Prevent Calif. From Aiding NSA

A new piece of legislation is seeking to protect Californians from the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA).

01/07/2014

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Protestors Stage Die-In Outside Downtown LA Federal Building Over Debt Ceiling Lift

Demonstrators wore black clothing and skull masks, carried black roses and held signs with slogans such as, “Cause of death: cuts to meal program.”

10/16/2013

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Anti-Terror Program Tracks Innocents, ACLU Says

The ACLU and several other groups released 1,800 “suspicious activity reports” Thursday, saying they show the inner-workings of a domestic surveillance program that is sweeping up innocent Americans.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/19/2013

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Debate Chugs Along Over Whether Granting Immigrants Driver’s Licenses Will Make Roads Safer

A debate over granting illegal immigrants driver’s licenses continues to chug along after the California Legislature passed a bill on it Thursday night.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/13/2013

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Immigrant Driver’s License Bill Remains In Limbo

Immigrants who are in the country illegally would be able to get California driver’s licenses under a bill approved Thursday by the state Senate, but it was not immediately certain whether it would be sent to the governor this year.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/12/2013

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Legislature Sends Brown Bill On Calif. Prison Deal

The Legislature approved a compromise plan Wednesday to deal with California’s prison crowding crisis by passing a bill asking federal judges to extend a deadline for releasing thousands of inmates.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/11/2013

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Calif. Bill Would Expand Ban On Requesting Passwords

The legislation would expand California’s prohibition against employers asking job candidates or employees for access to their social media accounts.

09/11/2013

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Calif. Senate Approves Dropping Standardized Tests

The state Senate approved a bill Tuesday that would end traditional standardized testing of students in reading, math and social science, as the top federal education official threatened to withhold federal funds if the measure becomes law.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/10/2013

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CA Senate OK Bill On Abortion Clinic Building Code

The bill would bring construction standards for clinics that perform abortions into line with all other primary care clinics.

09/09/2013

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